Production Operative

Date: 07-May-2021

Location: Leek, United Kingdom

Company: Ornua Co-operative Limited

Job Description


Job Title:                    Production Operatives (Permanent Night Shift)

Reports to:                Zone Leader

Location:                    Leek, United Kingdom

Hours:                        Static Nights. Sunday –  Thursday 10pm - 6am

Pay Rate:                   Starting at £9.98 per hour, rising to £10.33 after initial training



company background


About Ornua

Ornua is a dairy co-operative which sells dairy products on behalf of its Member Co-ops; Ireland’s dairy processors and, in turn, Irish dairy farmers. It is Ireland’s largest exporter of Irish dairy products, exporting to 110 countries worldwide. Headquartered in Dublin, it has annualised sales of over €2.3 billion and a global team of 2,400 employees. Ornua operates from 10 business units worldwide, including 13 production facilities, and has sales and marketing teams working in-market across all four corners of the globe.


Ornua Foods is responsible for the marketing and sales of Ornua’s consumer brands including Kerrygold, Dubliner, Pilgrims Choice, Forto and BEO. Markets are served by production facilities and in-market sales and marketing teams in Africa, Asia, Germany, Ireland, the UK, the rest of Europe, the Middle East and the US.



Permanent positions are available on our static night shift with immediate starts.


Key Areas of Responsibility:

  • The successful candidates will need to be able to operate within a challenging but rewarding factory environment that is physically demanding and can entail repetitive tasks. You should possess a can-do attitude, be willing to work and enjoy being part of a team. In return you can expect the opportunity to work with a market leading company that encourages internal promotion.
  • In this role, you will responsible for the efficient operation of any task performed in the production areas, working within specified production, presentation, housekeeping and hygiene standards as directed by a Zone Leader to ensure effective and safe packing of cheese.
  • You will be an effective team member ensuring that all of the line operation is working to full capacity and helping minimise the waste of raw materials and packaging. You will also observe and understand the company policies and procedures relating to sickness absence, holidays, timekeeping, breaks, housekeeping, safety and hygiene.


Key Requirements

  • For this role, good verbal, written and numerical skills are essential.
  • Having the capability to adhere to strict standards of quality and accuracy and to systems and procedures is a must, alongside working in a methodical, systematic and precise manner.
  • Risk awareness and concern for the impact of all your actions will be traits respected in the successful candidate.


Ornua Competencies


  • WORKING TOGETHER: Is supportive, co-operative and inclusive.
  • COMMUNICATIVE: Communicates openly and clearly.
  • FORWARD LOOKING: Responds positively to change and looks ahead to anticipate tasks.
  • CUSTOMER FOCUS: Gives high priority to customer needs and delivers to their standards.



In response to Covid-19, we have implemented several precautions on site to provide a safe workplace and to protect our employees



As an employee of Ornua, you can expect to receive a competitive salary along with excellent benefits

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